A woman got fed up with her mother-in-law’s surprise visits and finally told her off.
She shared what led up to the incident on Reddit’s “Am I the A******” forum. The mother-in-law repeatedly showed up uninvited and even stole keys to her son and daughter-in-law’s home. After numerous attempts to mitigate the situation, the woman finally snapped at her mother-in-law who showed up unannounced again.
“I have been married to my husband for three years. Right away I noticed how his mother was so controlling and intrusive. [Mother-in-law] is a massive boundary-crosser,” the user wrote. “The main boundary was no unexpected visits. We left a key at her place for emergencies and she would use it whenever she wanted. We changed our locks and revoked her key privilege so she stole his keys to make a copy. We changed the lock again and had the keys stamped with DO NOT COPY. She was FURIOUS and I explained she had crossed the boundary so much she was now on a 30-day time out and every unexpected visit restarts the clock. 74 days later she’s off timeout.”
The user is a nurse and works overtime due to COVID-19. So she was horrified to find her mother-in-law at her house uninvited after a long day of work. When she refused to make the mother-in-law dinner, they got into an argument.
“I just went, ‘Oh mom, you’re not a guest, guests are invited’ and she lost her mind. ‘I’m not coming over anymore, I’m not welcome, I just won’t stop by.’ I just asked, ‘Do you promise?’ And she stormed out,” the user said.
Reddit users thought the mother-in-law had it coming.
“She was way out of line for just showing up,” one user wrote.
“She was way out of line for requesting you make them dinner,” another said.
“Keep it up. Maybe she will learn,” someone commented.
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